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Claudius: Boy of Ancient Rome (Latin Dialogue)


Published 1964


A dramatization of a Roman boy's friendship with a slave in his father's household. Depicts, through the young boys' experiences and activities, the way of life and customs of ancient Rome. Some dialogue in Latin.

This film was one of three made by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films' Bill Deneen utilizing the sets from Samuel Bronston's epic 'The Fall of the Roman Empire.' This 'Claudius' was actually one of two released concurrently by EB, one with and one without dialogue in Latin, and is exceedingly rare.


Run time 16 minutes 7 seconds
Producer William Deneen
Production Company Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
Sponsor Matt Heftler
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language Latin

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Reviewer: kerriganm - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 15, 2017
Subject: Some good info on life in Ancient Rome, but brief
This is a story of a young slave and his equally young "master." His father actually owns the slave. The film starts to look at the relationship between two such Romans, which is a topic confusing to those of us more familiar with America's version of slavery. But then it ends too soon. I'm no less confused now. I wanted to know more. I wanted a fuller picture of the experiences and outlooks of these young Romans. Still, some interesting factoids. I liked the Latin dialog. Too bad the actors were just dubbed, and didn't speak the Latin lines.
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